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Glen Scotia 2010

Overall rating
87.39/100
votes
107
Whiskybase ID
WB189243
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Batch Release
Vintage
03.2010
Bottled
03.2021
Calculated age
11 years old
Casktype
Heavy Charred Finish
Number of bottles
1918
Strength
56.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L4 085.21
Barcode
5016840336549
Bottled for
Specially Selected for the Netherlands
Market
nl Netherlands
Added on
03 Aug 2021 6:57 pm by DramTimeNL
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 65.59

45 × in wishlist

107 × member ratings

335 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glen Scotia 2010

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.39 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    It is funky, oaky, different and probably could only have been made at Glen Scotia.
    • Nose
      Touches of resin and pine needles. Mashed potatoes too, as well as cloves and some leather, followed by burnt toast and stewed apples. Finally a hint of charred orange peel. The oak is very powerful.
    • Taste
      An oily mouthfeel, but pretty dry and plenty of oak. Whiffs of plastic rope, cracked black peppercorn, fennel and coffee grounds. Even some earthy, rooty influences. It's funky allright.
    • Finish
      Menthol, tobacco and lingering spices. Long.

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. HammerHead scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I like this very much. Thus Glen Scotia is quickly becoming (actually already is) my go to Campbeltown malt, considering Springbank and even mostly Kilkerran are now hijacked by people interested in money in stead of whisky.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Very much resinous, wood glue, sawdust, earthy (wet leaves), a moldy nuttiness of walnuts. Initially the distinct toffee note I get in most Scotia's, also some dried fruitiness of sultana's, accompanied by notes of peach, sweet citrus and lemon zest. In the backgound there's a slight funk of something cheesy.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Quite a mouthfull, more syrupy fruitiness than the nose has to offer, peach, pineapple, lemon, tangerines, toffee, still resinous, nutty and dusty, but now clearly more spiciness and some wood bitters are shining through: clove, ginger and some white pepper to top it off
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long: peppery, honied liquorice, tropical fruit juice, toffee, cocoa and resin with charred wood notes at the back.

  4. Tijmen scored this whisky 88 points Super Administrator

    Usually I prefer less cask driven whisky’s, but this Glen Scotia bursts with character without being too oaky for me. The oak’s definitely loud, but in a very good way!

    Nose: Orange peel, pear, caramel, mace, leather and something like parsnip

    Taste: Thick mouthfeel with lots of spices, leather, tobacco, coffee, orange and a whiff of smoke

    Finish: Long finish with some minerality, dunnage warehouse and peat

  5. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Glen Scotia, the ‘other’ Campbeltown distillery. Growing in popularity really fast since there is a shortage of Springbank which has blown up their prices. Let’s hope this funky distillery can maintain stable price levels.. heavy charred oak, that means the oak and interaction with the spirit will be very active.
    • Nose
      Oh damn this is good! What a funky nose that is. This gives quite some sweet and earthy forest smells as well as farmy notes. Moss, pine, dirt and something like mixed mushrooms. Fruitiness as in unripe peach and orange peel.
    • Taste
      Tastewise it’s rather strong on the alcohol upon arrival. I get the mushrooms again. This one is a good swimmer. A few drops of water put balance, finesse, fruitiness and a well rounded dram on the table. Loaded with orange peel, orange juice, red apples caramel and cocoa powder.
    • Finish
      The long finish is giving oak, charcoal, dirt, moss and pine trees. Later on I get quite some bees wax and honey like flavors. Also the orange juice and cocoa remains as well as some fudge-like flavors. Lovely how the finish keeps developing.

      Based on a quick dram in the shop and a 6cl sample I’ve bought a bottle of this, instantly. It’s just so interesting, different and above all so damn tasteful I can only encourage you to buy your own! It’s a unique profile I did not yet have in my collection before.

  6. JoachimV scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Noodmeg, vanilla, a cherry candy, caramel, pecan, cloves, peach and blackberries.
      A farm air blows in between.
    • Taste
      Pepper, cloves, noodle nut, vanilla and oranges. Also a lot of wood in the mouth.
    • Finish
      Long with emergency nutmeg, cloves and oranges.

      Not an easy sipper.
      A somewhat dirty, excellent whisky with a lot of character.

  7. Defeatless scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A good expression of Glen Scotia. Price quality wise very well in balance, bought multiple bottles to drink later.
    • Nose
      89 89
      A little sweet, some bread, some moss and earth. Damp forest notes in here too. Quite a nose I like.
      There is some fruitiness and nuttiness in the background. Like standing in a shop which sells nuts and dried fruits.
      With water makes this one open up really nicely!
      Very odd nose, like hardy and sweet together. Smoked fish and nuts is something which pops up in my mind.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet, candied oranges. Very oily mouthfeel. Some pepper from the alcohol and a little sugar sting.
      With water: Burst of vanilla and fruity sweetness. Some barley notes here too. Little sugary.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long length. A bit of an odd taste here which tend to laurel. Fades away with some cream and sugar.
      With water: a pleasing bitter note shows up, more and more cream and a hint of toffee.

  8. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I really like these kinds of whisky. It's odd, different, not a standard kind of dram. Very varied, with a nice mixture of earthy, slightly peaty notes and fruitiness, with a spicy touch on it.
    A lot to discover for sure, very pleasant experience.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Immediately an odd combination of aroma's. Some hints of peat, pines, oranges, earthiness, all together. Spicy. Quite some alcohol. Later on even some farmy notes, hay, cow stable. And then hints of caramel. Although it's pretty modest, there's plenty of variety, but you have to take some time and effort to discover.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Pretty powerful, spicy. Orange and a touch of bitter orange zest, pepper, licorice, earthy, thick and creamy structure, with far away a peaty touch. Then more sweetness in the palate, even some fudge/caramel.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Still powerful, warming, spicy. Orange, earthy, some hints of ash and woodsmoke, although more to the background. Licorice again, pretty long finish. Some tobacco. Later something remains like a kind of fruitiness hard to describe.

  9. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. GlenWim scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

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